Piers Morgan’s Life Stories (ITV)
Piers Morgan's primetime biographical chat show invites celebrity guests to talk candidly about their lives. Frank Bruno, Rolf Harris, Peter Andre and Paul Gascoigne have all spoken about their own mental health, prompted by Piers’ careful questioning.
Mental Health Cop blog
A practical site used by both police officers and service users, that clearly explains the legal processes, police procedures and human and civil rights associated with mental health problems.
Channel 4 News: Antipsychotic Drugs for Kids (Channel 4)
An investigation into how health professionals are treating children with behavioural problems. It reveals a dramatic rise in the use of powerful antipsychotic drugs, and a worrying absence of monitoring and follow-up.
Britain’s Biggest Hoarders (BBC 1)
Presenter Jasmine Harman follows her mother, Vasoulla, and two others living with a compulsion to hoard. The programme makes clear the strain hoarding can place on a whole family.
Henry’s Demons (BBC Radio 4)
Henry tells his story of schizophrenia and of hearing voices that urged him to swim across Newhaven Estuary. His account is intercut with those of his mother and father, war correspondent Patrick Cockburn.
Having long enjoyed his position as head of the family, Zak Dingle finds it incredibly hard to accept his diagnosis of depression. He battles feelings of weakness and tries to hide his experiences from his family.
Ashley Hamer (London College of Communications)
For her final-year project, Ashley recorded the story of a mother and her son who regularly self-harms. This intimate portrayal gets to the heart of the issues.
Julia George (BBC Radio Kent)
Julia’s morning show regularly focuses on mental health issues, uncovering the real-life concerns faced by listeners across the county. Her audience shares their experiences of depression, suicide, body image and addiction through calls, emails, texts and tweets.
Homeland (Channel 4)
Claire Danes plays Carrie Mathison, a CIA officer living with bipolar disorder. Throughout the series she struggles to hide her condition, fearful she’ll lose her job if her mental health diagnosis is discovered.